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Oct 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
, that is in part a disadvantage for president obama, but it's too hard to say right now. >> hogan, governor romney is continuing that cam taken to go forward in states not impacted by hurricane sandy. it was really interesting, joe scarborough and his observations this morning he made on "morning joe." take a listen. >> this was mitt romney's best weekend, and it stops. the momentum stops. you don't know how it freezes, but it's a new dynamic into the race and changes everything with with a week to go. >> let's talk about this. not only could this stall romney's momentum, but it also brings up something that mitt romney was forceful about during the primary debates. he sad voe indicated shutting down team na and letting states handle disaster relief. watching what's taking place with sandy, know we have 12 different states that declared states of emergency and also the district, washington, d.c., does this pose a problem for mitt romney if he gets questioned on his belief about fema and tries to go to some places to look presidential post-sandy, is that an issue for him? >> that's a great point, t
Oct 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
few hours. right now, let's go to nashua, new hampshire. president obama has just taken the stage there. the campaign rally is going on. let's listen in. >> that was his philosophy as ceo, his philosophy as governor. as president clinton said he does have a lot of brass. he's not talking about big change, but all he's talking about is a big rerun of the same policies that created so much hardship for so many americans. and y'all, governor romney has been out here making last-minute promises lately. said he's all about fighting for the middle class. says he cut taxes for everybody. and ask something from nobody, but the problem is we heard those promises before. keep in mind, governor romney lives a few miles south of here in the state of massachusetts. love massachusetts. [ cheers ] but during governor romney's campaign for governor down there, he promised the same thing he's promising now. said he'd fight for jobs and middle class families, but once he took office, he pushed through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefited 278 of the wealthiest families in the state and raised tax
Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. maybe they support obama, but that's not getting in the car. these rallies where they take you right to a voting place is going to make a difference for president obama. it won't if romney has more votes and wins. it's important to remind the supporters what's at stake and to get them to bank those votes in advance. >> jeff, we are expecting sandy to throw quite the wrench into some campaigning. governor romney shifting his stops tomorrow from virginia to ohio. power outages after the storm could really shift priorities for a lot of swing state voters. how big could the political impact of sandy be? s. >> well, the first thing to think about, since you know i like to do the counterfactual history. what if sandy hit on tuesday november 6th? that would be something that has never happened before, as far as i can tell in american politics. the broader point, if i may, is that the obama campaign, its one advantage even in the midst of the last couple of weeks since the first debate of declining leads is that it's had four years, five, if you count the 2008 campaign, to build a turnout ma
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
is the one right now that they are looking at, craig. >> for months, president obama winning pennsylvania that's been the theory. romney campaign now says it believes it has a shot at winning that state. if governor romney pulls out a win at pennsylvania how does that shake up the electoral map? >> that would shake it up. pennsylvania now we got ourselves a big state race, mitt romney opening up that pathway. the big problem for mitt romney has been ohio this entire time. that auto bailout messaging and right there is why we see mitt romney potentially needing something like pennsylvania but if he gets pennsylvania well now it's a race for these other electoral votes. if romney were to get florida you see that 255 in virginia, 268 but still short. so he could pick up maybe the four electoral votes in new hampshire where we have a toss up but maybe a finger on the scale for the president. maybe if romney is able to pick up colorado then he suddenly is at 277. but president obama, we have seen in recent days be maybe, have a little bit of an edge in virginia and again where are we looking b
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
game. the perception is it seems like it's right. the obama campaign does have a more robust operation on the ground. >> i think, you know -- >> joy ann -- >> go ahead, craig. >> i was going to say, you've got to think in a race that is as close as this one that the turn out to vote effort over the next week or so really could make the difference. >> absolutely. you look at what's going on right behind you and the way the democrats have sort of created an event, almost a carnival around voting because they rely so much on running up as much early vote as they can, this year they're adding the that, trying to cut into the republican dominance among absentee. one of the reasons republicans don't ever seem to have a ground game is a lot of what republicans do is they push for absentees and push for votes on election day. i remember in 2004 when i was working on the other side in campaign politics, the bush operation was almost invisible if you looked on the ground. before they showed up was in absentees. this year democrats are trying to close the gap on absentee ballots. now you're seein
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
, right? his background is being in the arabian horses networking on something. but president obama's fema director has a very long track record in disaster management and disaster preparedness and has been very much tested during the past four years, has responded very well over and over again. but the other thing that we haven't talked much about is how many private/public partnerships the president has put in place and the willingness to work across partisan lines, which we saw with chris christie and the president. i think in many ways it's been a model of how the federal government is dealing with the disaster. >> now we're getting these stories out of staten island, also in lower manhattan have been affected by this. but there is a perception, certainly from those people that don't feel like they're getting the help that they need quickly enough. >> oh, of course. and look, your point about it being working class, it was stunning to hear governor romney there talking about drilling and the pipeline and coal and fuel. particularly in the wake of a disaster. because one of the things w
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
's right, it's an election ballot. that is a form-fitting way to get out the vote. president obama stopping off in chicago thursday to file his after saying hello to a few poll workers and showing them his photo i.d. the leader of the free world cast his ballot, even got help with the voting machine, as you can see there. wouldn't want any mistakes, i suppose. >>> sarah palin once again courting controversy in the closing days of this contest. the former vp nominee recently came under fire for calling president obama's response to the benghazi attack a, quote, shuck and jive, a quote that many feel is racist. she said "i would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, eskimo pie and when hell freezes over, as they might be considered offensive by my extended native alaska family." >> with friends like these, mitt romney has his work cut out for him. has the republican party itself becoming a drag for candidates on the ballot this november? ♪ you don't own me how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out
Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
the attack dog on the president and then you've got a picture of chris christie and barack obama taking care of the folks in new jersey. so i think the romney campaign is setting the right tone, which is having that relief effort yesterday. i think you'll see that the next day or two until the president reengages back on the campaign trail. >> joanne, as we talk about what's taking place, we've got new poll numbers that have come in to show three critical battle grounds, florida, ohio, virginia. as we look at this, if the election were held today, likely voters in ohio, florida, virginia, look at that. the president has in ohio most importantly that 50% mark. is this a snapshot of what's to come and is there wiggle room if you're the romney camp to make up time? >> it's interesting, because you look at those states that you just showed, ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney is not in any of those today. mitt romney, they have plans to be in places like michigan, minnesota and pennsylvania, states that david axelrod, the obama campaign strategist, just was on a conference call with reporter
Oct 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
they will. where as the obama campaign has done much better among what they call sporadic voters. >> sporadic voters. all right. ari melber, don't go anywhere. sit right. we'll bring a few more folks into our conversation. this is what we like to call the brain trust there is perry bacon, fellow msnbc contributor, and suesan ferrechio. we've seen polling, we've seen numbers from a variety of sources. governor romney behind in early voting in key states like iowa, like ohio, like florida. his camp isn't that interested in grabbing early votes. so what does he need to do to win as opposed to the president who seems to have fortified his standing? >> the key thing to think about is ari's use the term sporadic. what both campaigns are trying to do is find people who didn't vote in 2010, for instance, and they want particularly obama's campaign wants to find people. they want to use the early vote time to find people who didn't vote in 2010, come to their house over and over again, call them over and over again, and make sure they vote. that's more important for obama because a lot of
Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
and a bunker to the right of you. and remember, this is client golf. >>> welcome back, everybody. one of mitt romney's strongest supporters has nothing, but praise for president obama's response to the sandy disaster. the president's beenec spooing with governors christie and cuomo as well as several mayors in town impacted by the super storm. as for this election the president says that will take a backseat. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives. >> nbc news political director chuck todd joins me now to fill us in on what we know about what the president is doing. chuck, i just got this note passed to my desk that the president will remain in d.c. through tomorrow, not going out on the campaign trail. this is a big effect coming into the homestretch. >> he's canceled tomorrow's events. you would assume in some form or another governor romney will blow back some events. they've canceled some today, for instance, on romney's side, but they turned one campaign event into a relief event in ohio, but the pres
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